"Colie are you ready for the best game of your life?" Robbie
asked me we were going to a baseball game and then hanging out
with our friends at the beach. "You bet ya I am." I said smiling
at him. "Are you sure you wanna go to the game with me?" He asked
me "yes! Now come on so we can get there and I can get me a new
boyfriend." I said joking and he rolled his eyes.
The game went great our Yankee team won and we're hooting and
hollering on the way to the beach. We met up with our two group
he went to his friends and I went with mine where I was flirting
with the hot guys who would be leaving the next morning but I
didn't care I was 15 years old and I wanted to have some fun
flirting with a guy since that's all I care about.
"Colie come on its midnight we gotta be home soon." Robbie
pleaded I rolled my eyes "Five more minutes please?" I asked him
he agreed with me for some weird reason and after five minutes
was up I wanted to push it but knew not to. So I kissed Robbie on
the cheek "I love you Robbie. You're the best big brother." I
said "No. we're not staying longer. Mom will flip." He said "she
won't even be home." I said trying to protest. "Nicole Hope
Summerland come on." He said so I got an attitude with him and
got in and didn't say anything for about five minutes. But of
course we had made up in no time and I turned the volume up some.
He was reaching down to change that station and we didn't see the
car coming at us really fast. So we weren't prepared for what was
coming next. But he glanced up again and said "Colie duck on the
floor now!" he screamed at me I didn't protest but he got leaned
over to cover me and we heard the screeching of the tires and the
car hitting us and we felt the impact. The car ends up flying and
flips over. I'm clinging onto the floor. I feel Robbie hands on
my back keeping me still. I hear a "What the heck?!" the other
guy said from his car and we heard him drive off.
I feel something wet dripping on me and "Colie I love you."
Robbie said "I love you too Robbie." Not knowing why he was
saying this but next thing I know it went dead silent and his
warm touch on me went ice cold. "Robbie?" I asked "ROBBIE!" I
screamed but it was too late he was gone. It's my fault. If we
would have left when he wanted to we would have been home and
safe but now we're without Robbie and I'm still alive. He
protected me or I would have been hurt really bad. Again it's my
fault he could have did something though.
I'm up now and I'm sitting up now and I can hear that I'm
screaming really loud. Daddy and Erica came running in and Erica
saw my face and sat on the foot of the bed. Daddy isn't aware of
this so he goes to comfort me but I try to push him away but he
does his tight grip and holds me tightly "it's all my fault." I
said over and over he was confused and looked at Erica "The
accident daddy." She said and he looked at me "Colie no it's not.
It wasn't your fault." He said I nodded and hugged him.
I faked asleep and I heard them in front of my door "what really
happened that night?" I heard him ask her "nobody knows daddy,
she won't talk to nobody but she blames herself for Robbie's
death." She said he nodded "this is why she came down here so she
can get a break and away from there this summer isn't it?" Erica
asked daddy "yeah it is you both have been through so much and
you needed a break." Daddy said and they walked away trying not
to wake me.
I never did go back to sleep so when I saw that it was seven AM I
got up and got dressed into my jogging clothes and took off down
the street and enjoyed my jog I ran into Blake and he smiled at
me. "Were you screaming last night?" he asked "Um nope not me." I
said lying through my teeth because he's a cute guy and I have a
crush on him already. "Would you like to go out on a date with me
tomorrow night or tonight?" he asked me and I smiled "I have to
check with my dad first since I did come down here to be with
him." I said smiling and he did too. "Okay here's my number." He
said putting it in my Iphone and I put my number in his "Call me
this afternoon or whatever to let me know what's going on." He
said to me "alright I will do so." I said smiling and he walked
into his house and I walked into daddy's.
"Good morning sunshine!" daddy said he was making breakfast and
it smelt good. "Good Morning daddy." I said "have a good job?" he
asked me "yes sir I did. I got asked out on a date." I said and
he looked at me and whistled "Blake?" He asked and I smiled "yes
sir it was with him." "Do you want to go?" he asked me "yes sir
I do." I said and he smiled "Alright call or text him and tell
him you're allowed to go with him. Erica and I are going on our
own date anyways we were gonna leave you here." he said ah that
nice not bring up about last night. When those dreams happen
momma normally brings them up the next day but he doesn't. "I
heard what you and Erica said." I said and he nodded "I'm sorry."
He said "I'm not." I said and that's it.
Okay so today we went sight seeing and to the beach! I
had a blast too I really got to know daddy some more again and
he's a wonderful man no wonder she's flirting with him and they
could get married one day. I'm really glad for daddy I really am.
We're sitting on the deck eating lunch which was seafood I was
eating Salmon he was eating lobster and Erica was eating shrimp.
"Daddy how come you didn't get custody of us or at least me?"
Erica asked daddy and I smiled at her I somehow knew she was
going to ask that "your mother got sole custody since I walked
out on you guys and I didn't want to push it." he said Erica
nodded and said "oh well she isn't home half the time." He looked
at me asking if it was true "she's always out on dates since you
left that is, she either brought them over or went over there
she's barely home anymore." I said adding to what she said.
I got up and went to take my shower because it's now
three and my date is at five thirty. I went in the bathroom took
my shampoo, condition, soap, shaving crème, and my razor. I took
a nice long shower and put my lotion on and my bodies spray. I
had on my matching purple bra and panties set and my bathrobe on
and I walked into my room. It was now four o'clock so I had an
hour and a half to get ready.
I found my white Capri's from Hollister and my pink
A&F cami and my hot pink low cut tied in the back shirt with
my hair being knee length I left it down and parted some of it
up. I had on the necklace Robbie got me for my 12th birthday it
was a heart and had Colie engraved on it. I have worn it every
day and I will still love it everyday. I walked down and daddy
smiled at me I had my brand new rainbows on and I looked good or
so I thought.
"You look drop dead gorgeous Colie." Daddy said and I
smiled at him. "I have a question daddy." I said and he smiled
"Go ahead and ask me." He said and I smiled. "Does he know about
Robbie?" I asked "He doesn't know how he died but yeah they all
do. She was the one who made me get out and live again and I
guess we fell in love." He said going off into his own world. I
smiled and kissed his cheek. My phone rang and it was momma "hi
mom." I said "hey baby how are you?" she asked "Fine. Going out
on a date can't talk. Call Erica." I said "With who baby?" she
asked "A guy." I said "What's his name?" she asked me "Gotta go
he's here." I said hanging up on her and putting my phone on
silent. Daddy chuckles to himself "its five o'clock that boy is
probably getting preppy for my daughter." Oh God.
Five thirty came around and when the clock went from
5:29 to 5:30 he knocked on the door. Daddy answered it and smiled
at me "Colie it's for you." He said and I know he hasn't said
that in awhile and it made me feel good I heard a voice in my
head "no sex missy and be good. He's cute for you. And dad is
right NO SEX!" I rolled my eyes at that thought but smiled at
Blake. "Hi." I said he smiled "hi." He said "have her home by
midnight." He said we nodded and walked off.
We made it to the pier and ate at the shack there and
the food was good and went walking around the beach. We're
sitting on the pier dangling out feet over and we're talking. "So
tell me about you." I said "I'm Blake Austin Wakefield, 16 years
old, single, into surfing, country music, I believe in God, I
have an annoying twin sister and a mother who's over protective,
I will be a sophomore this year at Crystal River High, and I'm a
football player. I think my dad is a piece of crap." He said and
I smiled at him. "Your turn Colie." He said to me. "Nicole Hope
Summerland, almost 16 years old, single, into cheering, country
music, I believe in God, have an annoying sister, a mother who's
never home, and a father who I don't spend time with, I'm a
sophomore at Person High, I'm a cheerleader, I love the color
purple and hot pink, I love tacos, I love the beach." I said and
he smiled at me.
I'm over at his house today and this is our fifth day
knowing each others. I see a room with the name: Courtney on the
door and DON'T ENTER! All over it and looked confused Blake
didn't say anything about it until that night when we were
looking at pictures I saw a girl that looked like Savannah but
she had dimples and Savannah doesn't "this is my little sister
Courtney. She died five years ago due to leukemia." He said "I'm
so sorry." I said he nodded "it's okay God just needed her to
make heaven a little more special." He said I smiled "I like that
do you mind if I use it?" I asked "What for?" he asked "My
brother Robbie." And he knew and nodded "he died last summer due
to a car accident." I said he nodded knowing something was up.
We're on my bed and I curl up to him and my head is on his chest
and I fall asleep I wake up due to another dream of him and I'm
screaming again. Blake holds me tights no question asked but he
did kiss my forehead and then lips softly and that made my
problems going away. Looks like I will have to tell him what
happened and everything. "Colie are you okay?" He asked after I
quit shaking and I had calmed down "no I'm not." I said and he
knew I wanted to tell him "Colie I promise you can tell me
anything." He said.